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GRD Law '72
Gerald Lee Walker

Gerald Lee Walker, 66, of Cannon Beach, died Monday, June 28, 2010, in Seaside, Ore. He was born Feb. 7, 1944, in Vancouver, Wash., to missionaries Orland and Nola Archer Walker. His parents preceded him in death. Raised in Eugene, he attended South Eugene High School. In 1961, he married Susan Philpin, the mother of his son. They later divorced. He worked for the Lockheed Corporation while attending college. In 1968, he graduated from the University of Santa Clara, Calif., with a law degree. In 1992, he married Kathy White of Arizona. They later divorced. In 1969, upon passing the bar exam, he partnered to work for Kane, Canelo & Walker, Attorneys at Law in Merced, Calif. As a trial lawyer his specialties were personal injury and wrongful death. He later went on to enjoy a successful career in corporate law and became the general council for Tescon America in 1986. He retired in 1992. After retiring, he assisted his parents in their missionary work and traveled around the world. Family members said he enjoyed collecting art, traveling, hiking, watching sports and rooting for the underdog. He enjoyed challenges and did volunteer work for people he felt were being taken advantage of. He is survived by two sisters and their families, Patricia Klonoski of Tucson, Ariz., and Betty Allison of Vida; and a son, Darryl Walker of Cannon Beach. He was preceded in death by a brother.

submitted Jul. 13, 2010 11:40A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Frances Marie Martin Clark

Frances Marie Martin Clark Miller '72 passed away at home in Saratoga, Calif., surrounded by her loving children on August 11, 2009. A native of Santa Clara, she was the daughter of the late Francis ("Fanny") G. Martin & Mary Dolores Vasconcellos and loving older sister to Rodney W. Martin (Ann Leslie) of Santa Clara. Born March 11, 1929, she attended St. Clare's School (Santa Clara), Notre Dame High School (Belmont), and Santa Clara University (BA Art '72). She and her husband Don established Fantasy Fare in 1985 as a theme/event-planning venture. By way of her fearless imagination and skill, they also appeared as costumed characters, most notably as the elegant and velvet-robed Mother & Father Christmas. Fran taught violin for over 40 years and was a fixture in local chamber music circles. An international traveler and tireless collector of all things historic, she enriched the lives of everyone she met. Her sparkling humor and ready smile instantly transformed strangers into life-long friends. Loving wife of Douglas J. Clark (1920-1968), respected cellist & teacher, she was mother of Bryn Clark Boepple (Hans), Douglas J. Clark, Jr. (deceased), Meredith Clark Anderson (Bruce), Jillian Clark Buzzard (James), and Christopher Clark (Vicky). Widowed in May 2009, she was the loving wife of Donald Britton Miller (1923-2009) and devoted stepmother to Christopher D. Miller (Pamela Allen) and James A. Miller (Megan). Proud grandmother of Christine, Morgan and Saer Boepple, Dante Clark, Joe Miller, Austin and Anika Miller. Remarkable aunt of Paul Martin (Trish), Clare Martin Vickers, John Martin (Lisa), Christopher Martin (Danielle), and Jim Martin (Christi). Christine C. Clark, Abigail Clark Ford (Taylor), Jennifer R. Clark, John and Oren Clark.

submitted Sep. 3, 2009 4:38P
Eugene F. Hernandez

Eugene F. Hernandez MA '72  passed away on August 14, 2010 in Belize City, Belize, in Central America. He was 79 years old. Eugene was born on November 15, 1930 in Dangriga, Belize. He was a long time educator in Belize and San Jose, California. He is a graduate of St John's Teacher's College in Belize City, Reading College in England, and Santa Clara University. He retired in 1995 from Center for Employment Training (CET) in San Jose, California and moved back to Dangriga, Belize. Eugene, along with his wife Felicia, volunteered in the community, dedicating their time in retirement to Garifuna cultural preservation, children's education and the Catholic Church. In Belize, he was the first principal of Muffles College in 1959, where a building on the school's campus has been named in his honor. He was also a founding member of the Buyei Juan Lambey Institute for the preservation of Garifuna spirituality and culture in Belize. He is survived by Felicia, his wife of 53 years. Siblings: Denbeigh and Joseph Hernandez and Lola Bonilla Children: Eugenie Alexander (Himes), Martin Hernandez, Carolee Jones (Walter), Valerie Hernandez, Jude Hernandez, Elizabeth Hernandez-Jones (Robert), and Angela Hernandez. Adopted Son: Herbert Flowers. Grandchildren: Felix Hernandez-Jones, Felicia Hayden, Himes Alexander Jr, Adam Rhodes, Ian Jones, Tony Madeiros-Hernandez, Zachary Alexander, Elise Jones, Marc Hernandez, Gabriel Hernandez, and Naomi Jones.

submitted Sep. 3, 2010 11:08A
GRD Law '72
Dr. Jerome A. Lackner

Dr. Jerome A. Lackner '72, a physician and social activist who served as state health director under former Gov. Jerry Brown, died July 9, 2010, of congestive heart failure, according to an announcement by the state Department of Health Services. He was 83.  Renowned as a medical expert on drug and alcohol addiction, Lackner specialized in treating substance abusers at his Sacramento clinic. He chose to forgo a traditional practice as an internist in favor of helping hard-core drunks and drug abusers with a tough but compassionate manner based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. He reached out to treat indigent and underserved people for free. He shunned managed care, which he said encouraged substandard treatment, and often struggled to keep his practice afloat. Financial pressures forced him to quit in 1997 and go to work at a Vacaville state prison until supporters raised money to reopen his midtown clinic.  "I consider myself an instrument. I treat, and God heals," he told The Bee in 1995. "And I can't tell you what a feeling I get when I see patients who have been in absolute despair get their 30-day chips for staying sober, or their two-year chips or their four-year chips."  Dr. Lackner's practice was influenced by his lifelong support for social justice. He was personal physician to farm labor leader Cesar Chavez and medical director for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pivotal civil rights march in Alabama in 1965. He received many honors for his public contributions, including the John F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.  Appointed state health director in 1975, he ignited controversy with a call for decriminalizing heroin because a treatment drug, methadone, was more addictive. His department was wracked by scandals not of his making, and he ran afoul of Brown by decertifying state hospitals for shoddy practices, jeopardizing millions of dollars in federal aid. He was fired in 1978.  "I never was an administrator," he told The Bee.  Jerome Arnold Lackner was born in 1927 and reared in Santa Clara. At age 4 he accompanied his father, a San Jose physician, on medical rounds at state hospitals and psychiatric wards.  He graduated from Santa Clara University and received a master's degree in sociology at UC Berkeley. He earned a medical degree at the University of Southern California and a law degree at Santa Clara.  He lectured in law and medicine at Santa Clara from 1973 to 1985 and was associate clinical professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine from 1979 to 1989. He was honored by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals for teaching and by the Sacramento-El Dorado Medical Society for exemplary patient treatment.  A longtime Davis resident, Dr. Lackner had five children during his marriage to Yetta Lippman. Following a divorce, he married his wife, Rebecca, who survives him.

submitted Jul. 16, 2010 10:52A
Denise Taylor

Denise Taylor ’72 MD was a top-rated neurologist at St. Louis University, where she earned her MD. She settled in St. Louis, practicing at University Hospital for a while before launching her own private practice. In the recent few years, she closed her practice, and became a "traveling" neurologist via locum tenens. She never married but had many, many dear friends and family in St. Louis, as well as California. She battled Stage 3 breast cancer after being diagnosed in June, 2014. Her plight with cancer was short, but she fought the good fight until the end, Jan. 18, 2015. Her ashes will be buried in San Jose California in a family area. She will be missed tremendously. She is survived by her two sisters, Sharon (Chris) and Melanie, and a host of family and friends world wide. Rest in peace, my sister, safe in Jesus' arms. We will love you always.

submitted Feb. 21, 2015 8:21P
Dale E. De Rousse

Dale Edward De Rousse MBA '72, Oct. 10, 1928 to Aug. 31, 2014. Dale was born in Riverside and grew up in Southern California. His early years were disrupted by family issues and in later life he attributed his discipline and confidence to two tours in the navy - post WWII and Korea.

After graduation from UCLA with a degree in mechanical engineering, he joined Mattel and helped develop the voice of Barbie. In 1963, a Palo Alto company brought him up to Northern California to help in the development of a video-disk recorder used in instant replay and stop-action, familiar to TV sports fans, for which they won an Emmy. Thereafter, a long career as a consulting engineer kept him occupied, along the way acquiring an MBA from the University of Santa Clara. He spent many hours sailing his Lido 14 and later a Morgan 40. Sharing his love of being on the water with his family and friends provided joy he found nowhere else. He was an inventor, builder and artist in woodworking who was constantly trying to improve products. He was still creating and designing improvements to his home when he fell, succumbing to injuries four days later. His entire family was at his side.

Besides leaving his wife Marilyn of 45 years, he leaves two daughters, Anne Hicks of Rocklin, Jean-Marie Mott of Ione; and four sons (chronologically): Scott Kinaman of San Jose, Paul DeRousse of San Jose, Steve Kinaman of Leesburg, VA and Peter DeRousse of Chicago, IL, and eight grandchildren: Jennifer, Karina, Michael, Trevor, Jason, Georgia, Lily, and Eleanor. He was so proud of each of them. We're sad to lose our loved one but we have so many memories: wonderful family parties, visiting with friends, listening to his newest ideas, driving trips. He'll be with us forever.

submitted Oct. 30, 2014 2:01P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Christopher G. Pablo

Christopher G. Pablo '72 died Dec. 9, 2009. After being diagnosed with leukemia in 1995, he organized community marrow drives for other patients. The Honolulu native was a special assistant to United States Sen. Daniel Inouye, director of government affairs for the Hawaii Medical Services Association, and served for 15 years as director of public affairs for Kaiser Permanente. In 2007, he joined the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, concentrating on government relations and health policy law. He was active in health care legislation throughout his professional life. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; and children Nathan, Zachary and Chris. A full obituary appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser in December 2009.


submitted Feb. 21, 2010 9:39P
Bernard Leitner

Bernard Leitner M.S. '72, Sept. 30, 1927 - June 14, 2014. A resident of Palo Alto, Bernie grew up in Wayzata, Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, Bernie fell in with a crowd of sci-fi fans, studied physics, and also fell for Jane Tynan. The two were married in China Lake, California. Bernie's work as an aerospace engineer at Lockheed-Martin took the family from the island of Oahu, to a year exploring Europe, then to Palo Alto, California, where Bernie and Jane settled in for the next fifty years. Bernie earned a master's degree in Applied Mathematics from Santa Clara University. His career culminated with his work on the Hubble Space Telescope.

An outdoor enthusiast, Bernie bicycled the California coast, and across the Sierras, the Rockies, and the Nevada desert. He hiked over Hawaiian volcanoes, through Kings Canyon, and up to the Continental Divide. Together, Bernie and Jane globe-trotted from New Zealand to Greenland. Bernie died at his home in Windsor, California. He is survived by his wife, Jane, his son and daughter-in-law, Kam and Valerie, his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Daniel, and his grandson, Kyle. Bernie's warmth, humor, intelligence, friendship, his love and the spark that is him will be forever missed. 

submitted Sep. 9, 2014 4:09P
GRD Law '72
Bernard J. Heavey Jr.

Bernard J. Heavey Jr. J.D. ’72 died in Vancouver, Wash., on Jan. 23, 2012, following a short illness. He was born Jan. 1, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Bernard Joseph and Annabella Marie (Kenny) Heavey. He was preceded in death by twin brother Francis J. Heavey, brother James T. Heavey, sister Anabel Bentson, son Laurence R. Heavey, MD, and grandson Jackson Joseph Heavey. He is survived by his brothers Edward Heavey and Lawrence C. Kenney (Phyllis), his children Michael J. Heavey J.D. '76 (Connie), Karen Haines (Paul), Thomas Heavey, Sr. (Nancy), Patrick R. Heavey (Marilou), Nancy Evans (Dan), and daughter-in-law Jill Heavey. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Additionally he leaves dear friend and companion, Colleen Brueckner. An engineer, lawyer, community activist, brother, father, friend; Bernie Heavey made a great impact on this world and on those who knew him. He served his community, he cared for his friends, and he loved his family.

submitted Apr. 5, 2012 4:44P


GRD Law '73
William M. Hilton

William M. Hilton '73 died on November 20, 2009.

submitted Dec. 7, 2009 1:50P
GRD Law '73
William F. Caro

William F. Caro '54, J.D. '73. Feb. 26, 2014. Born in San Jose in 1932, Caro inherited his father's devotion to SCU's fabled football history and loved to recount, play-by-play, Santa Clara's heartbreaking 7-6 loss to Stanford in the very first college game he ever attended, as an eight-year-old, on Oct. 12, 1940. Athletic loyalties notwithstandng, he did graduate work at Stanford, earning his M.B.A. in 1960 with an emphasis in marketing. His subsequent career as an advertising media director brought him to agencies in San Francisco and Los Angees and Eventually to Coakley-Heagerty in Santa Clara. He later taught advertising at San Jose State University. Caro spent his retirement years in Santa Clara, not far from where the palm and olive mingle. He occasionally enjoyed an idle hour in the university library researching the glory days of Bronco football. He is survived by his brothers, Robert, S.J. '58, M.Div '70 and Paul '62.

submitted Mar. 25, 2014 10:43P
Thomas W. Cain

For more than two decades, Judge Thomas W. Cain '70, J.D. '73 stayed one step ahead of cancer as the disease ravaged his body, all while overseeing some of Silicon Valley's most colorful estate cases. But after 27 surgeries and multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, the popular Santa Clara County Superior Court judge succumbed on Jan. 11, 2014, at age 65.

At Cain's request, no memorial service will be held. Instead, he asked friends and colleagues to honor his memory by performing a random act of kindness.
"Tom was a great person," Presiding Judge Brian C. Walsh said in a written statement. "He was uncomplainingly helpful to all of his colleagues," and known for "his indelible spirit, optimism and kindness."
In his 24 years on the bench, Cain never put in for a particular judicial assignment, such as criminal courts or probate, as most judges do. Instead, he'd always write on the annual request form, "Where ever the presiding judge needs me," Walsh said.
Recently, Cain presided over two high-profile probate cases. One was the dispute over Monte Sereno millionaire Ravi Kumra's estate after he was slain in a botched robbery at his mansion. The other was the showdown between painter Thomas Kinkade's estranged wife and his live-in girlfriend. The women in the Kinkade matter wound up reaching a secret settlement. In the Kumra case, Cain ruled that two school-age daughters of a former prostitute not connected to his slaying were, in fact, Kumra's biological children and entitled to a monthly family allowance.
Cain was appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian in late 1989 after working as a lawyer in the Santa Clara County Counsel's Office. But he didn't just preside over legal cases. He also helped decide cooking competitions long before the Food Network made such contests popular. As a certified "Kansas City Barbecue Judge," he judged the "Jack Daniels' World Invitational Barbecue Competition" in Lynchburg, Tenn.
An avid cook, the judge also won an award from Sunset magazine for his salmon recipe. The magazine published the judge's recipe for oven-baked "Oriental Fish and Chips" in the August 1996 edition, complimenting him for his "striking presentation" of "potato-encrusted fish with a confetti of red and yellow bell peppers topped with steamed asparagus spears brushed with olive oil and browned under the broiler." "Cooking was his passion," his sister Pat Thompson said.
Cain was born in Maryland in 1948 and moved to San Jose with his family in 1956. He was the oldest of three children and the only boy. Elected class president at one point, he decided at an early age to become a lawyer, Thompson said.
"You never wanted to play Monopoly with him because he could B.S. his way through anything, which is important for being a lawyer," she said.
Last year, he received an award for outstanding service to the probate bar from by the Silicon Valley Bar Association. During his career, he also served as an instructor at Lincoln University School of Law and guest instructor in Southern Russia in a program sponsored by the American Bar Association.
Cain loved sports, so much so that he'd watch soccer even if it was broadcast on a foreign language station. He also attended spring training in Arizona for the Giants and the A's every season.
He died Saturday at his Willow Glen home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by wife Terri (who recently retired as director of court services), son Josh and daughter Alessandra '14 (and their mother, judge Vanessa Zecher B.A. '84, J.D. '87); sisters Pat and Jan, mother Mary Jane; stepchildren Anthony, Troy and Sara and grandchildren Elsa, Madica, Taylor and Dylan.
At Cain’s request, instead of a memorial service, he asked friends and colleagues to honor his memory by performing a random act of kindness.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a contribution to his memory be made to Optimal Hospice in Santa Clara.  Any sympathy notes may be sent to Campus Ministry which will be forwarded to the family.
submitted Jan. 16, 2014 10:29A
GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Theodore Yau Sing Wong

Theodore Yau Sing Wong MBA '73 on Oct. 27, 2008. A native of Honolulu, he earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He was a captain in the Army and later worked for Lockheed. He moved back to Hawaii and was a branch manager for Cigna and later an estate planner for Merrill Lynch. He is survived by his wife, Myrna; three children; and five grandchildren.

submitted May. 28, 2009 4:25P
GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Ronald D. Lowe

Ronald D. Lowe '73 passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 and is resting in peace. Ron was born March 1, 1939 in East Alton, Ill., on the banks of the Mississippi River. He grew up there attending school and graduated from Wood River High School in 1957. After graduation he voluntarily served in the U. S. Army where he trained as an electronic technician on the Nike Missile defense systems and was stationed in Germany for two years. After service he enrolled in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois. Upon graduation he took a position as research and development engineer at Hewlett Packard in Palo Alto, Calif. He retired after 33 years of service at their Colorado Springs operation in 1997. While working at HP, Ron acquired a MSEE from San Jose State, a MBA from the University of Santa Clara, course work for a doctorate at UCCS at Colorado Springs, and a Professional Engineers License from the state of Colorado. He was married for 37 years to his wife and friend, Sally E. Linkletter. He was blessed with a daughter, Jamie Ursch of Springfield, IL; a son, Shawn Lowe of Flagstaff, AZ; and daughters, Sandra Murray of Alton, Ill.; and Kimberly Tregellas of Wichita, Kan. He is blessed with four grandchildren, Jordan, Justin, Courtney, and Megan. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Dessie Lowe of E. Alton and is survived by a brother, James in Coral Springs, Fla. In 1997, after retirement he moved his family to the Grand Junction area and for two years operated a data communications consulting practice. He left that activity to follow his passion as a pilot and flight instructor. Yielding to the call of the classroom he obtained a position at Mesa State College where he completed five years as an adjunct professor in the CIS department of the School of Business. Ron has been active in the Seventh Day Adventist Church serving as an Elder for over 25 years. Over the last three years Ron was active in the MACHO (Men Against Cancer Helping Others) support group sponsored by St. Mary's Cancer Center.

submitted Jul. 8, 2009 2:45P
GRD Leavey/MBA '73
Robert Gene Himenez

Robert Gene Himenez MBA '73 on Dec. 16, 2008.

submitted May. 28, 2009 4:22P
GRD Law '73
Robert Bob William Fitzgerald

Robert “Bob” William Fitzgerald JD ’73,  born in Sacramento, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2011, after a long illness handled with grace and stoicism. Bob practiced family law in Santa Rosa for 35 years. He was a graduate of Montgomery High School Class of 1964, earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Portland in 1968, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Santa Clara in 1973. He began his law career in his father's firm, eventually becoming partner in Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald. He became president of the Bar Association in 1978. He enjoyed the nuances and challenges of practicing law, but helping others most of all. Bob's passions included coaching softball, basketball, vacationing at Lake Shasta, and skiing Tahoe, Colorado and Banff. He enjoyed trivia, pool, reading, movies, and especially music. He was a proud, hands-on father and actively involved in the upbringing of his children. Bob was loved most for his integrity, honesty, kindness, and sharp wit. Bob is survived by his loving children Sharon Fitzgerald Kane, John Desmond Fitzgerald, Ann Michelle McKinley, and grandchildren Jack, Connell, Bailey, Robby, Matthew, and Luke. He is also survived by his sister Karin Fitzgerald Sanford, brother John Desmond Fitzgerald, and wife Cheryl Fitzgerald. He was previously married to Anne Marie Fitzgerald, mother of Sharon and John. He is preceded in death by his best friend Linda Mononi and by his beloved parents John and Evelyn.

submitted Dec. 11, 2011 12:33P
Rand Irwin

Rand Irwin M.S. '73, of Raleigh NC, 77, died January 26, 2015, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born to Marian Hughes Irwin and Laurence Drummond Irwin in Oakland, California, on January 20, 1938. He graduated from Menlo School for Boys in 1955 and then attended Pomona College, graduating in 1959.

He entered the Marine Corp as a lieutenant. After he left the Marine Corp he worked for Eitel-McCullough Electronics and later Varian Associates as an accountant and computer developer. In 1970 he returned to school at the University of Santa Clara to get a teaching credential in mathematics and there met Diann Irwin '71, his wife of 42 years. He taught mathematics at Tyrell Middle School in Hayward, California; Carnage Junior High School in Raleigh; and Millbrook High School in Raleigh where he developed a computer science curriculum and taught that also.

He retired in 2003 after 32 years of teaching. He was a Boy Scout Leader for 23 years in Troop 376 and a volunteer at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh in many different capacities during his 40 year membership. He also served on the UUFR Board of Directors, The UUFR Foundation, and the Method Day Care Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife, Diann, and three sons, Keith (Joy), Brian (Zuzana) and Paul (Keiko) and their children, Natalie and Leah-Rose, Hana, and Ray and Julie. Also surviving are his three brothers, Hugh, Larry and Howard and their families. 

submitted Mar. 2, 2015 2:54P
Phyllis M. Cairns

Phyllis M. Cairns ’73, a resident of Los Altos, was born June 4, 1931 and died Aug. 3, 2012. Phyllis was a second generation San Franciscan born to Peter and Elsie Proctor. She is survived by her sons Mark and Peter, her sister Sr. Carole Proctor, her brother Gary Proctor and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Roger and daughter Lesley Williams. Phyllis attended both Stanford University and Santa Clara University, obtaining her B.A. in History. She became managing editor of the American Sociological Review and publications manager at Hover Institution Press. She loved her grandchildren and was delighted to see them grow up. Phyllis enjoyed classical music, family gatherings and dining with friends. She also loved reading, tutoring, the SF Giants and volunteering at the library. She will be missed.

submitted Nov. 15, 2012 10:25A
GRD Law '73
Patrick F. O'Laughlin

Patrick F. O'Laughlin J.D. '73 on Nov. 9, 2008.  A native of San Jose, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1970. After law school, he was a trial attorney for 20 years. He began in criminal defense with Glenn & Barrett and went on to practice civil law and personal injury with Morgan, Hammer, Beuzay, Ezgar, & Bledsoe and then Ezgar & O'Laughlin. In 1992 he was elected to the Town Council of Los Gatos and served as the town's mayor in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Maggie; and three children.

submitted May. 28, 2009 4:23P
Nancy Diers Gullion

Nancy Diers Gullion ’73, 61, passed away on January 14, 2013 at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA, from complications caused by her 12-year battle with Leukemia. Nancy was born on June 25, 1951 in Salinas and had lived in Salinas all of her life. She attended Hartnell Community College and Santa Clara University, and she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and English from Santa Clara. Nancy met Paul '72, J.D. '75, her husband of 40 years, while they were attending Hartnell Community College. For the past 20 years, she worked as the manager of her husband's law office. Nancy was very active at First Presbyterian Church in Salinas and enjoyed reading, gardening, and being with her family. She will always be remembered for her smile, her laughter, her positive attitude, her love of God, and her love for her family and friends. She made an impact on everyone she met. Nancy was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Johnson Diers, and her father-in-law, Eugene ""Gene"" Gullion. Nancy is survived by her husband, Paul D. Gullion; her son, Matthew P. Gullion; her daughter, Shelley C. Escobar; her son-in-law, Nick Escobar; her granddaughter, Grace Escobar; and her grandson, Troy Escobar; her father, Herman ""Lucky"" Diers; and her mother-in-law, Wanda Gullion.

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 1:51P
Milton Crane

Milton Crane MBA ’73, October 22, 2013. He died in Sparks, Nev. Milton was born in New York to Charlotte and Louis Cohen. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and was trained as an Aviation Electronic Tech Third Class served until June 1946. He was awarded both the Victory Medal & American Theatre Medal. He was able to attend college on the GI Bill at Cal Poly Tech. in San Luis Obispo, CA, Stanford and the University of Santa Clara. He met his wife Jean at Stanford and they were married in September of 1961. Milton was an electronics engineer for Lockheed Corp in California and Arizona. Milton is survived by his son, Matthew, daughter Gretchen (Michael) de la Torre, granddaughters Mia, Emma, and his sister Barbara (Carl) Parducci. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at The Cascades of the Sierra in Sparks, NV. Even though he had been there a short time, the care and compassion shown to him was wonderful and made a big impact on his final days.

submitted Dec. 3, 2013 10:21P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Michael E. Stephens

  Michael E. Stephens ’73, March 8, 1951 to March 3, 2012.

submitted Apr. 19, 2012 3:46P
Mary Stivala Peterson

Mary Stivala Peterson ’73, a resident of Belmont from 1951 to 2012, passed from this world on July 28, 2012, at home surrounded by her family after a two-year battle with cancer. Mary was born in East Palo Alto in December of 1951. She attended St. Albert's Elementary School in Palo Alto, Notre Dame High School in Belmont, and Santa Clara University where she majored in Psychology. Mary went to work for the San Mateo Probation Department after graduation where she had a thirty year career retiring as a supervising probation officer. During her time at the probation department she met her husband Stewart. They had three children, Jeffrey 26, Gregory 24, and Kerry 21. Family was always the most important thing to Mary. It could truly be said that her life was a joyous celebration of life and family. She is survived by her parents Paul and Betty Stivala of East Palo Alto, her brothers, Paul, Steve, and Robert and her sister Jean. 

submitted Nov. 15, 2012 10:15A
Mark McCambridge

Mark McCambridge '73, Jan. 16, 2014.

The former vice president for finance and administration at Oregon State University died in his home from “a long and courageous battle with cancer,” according to an email from OSU President Ray and Provost Sabah Randhawa. McCambridge retired in July 2013 after 20 years at OSU. He was 62 with two children.  McCambridge, who was born in Seattle and graduated from Santa Clara University, joined OSU in 1994 as director of business services. Before being named VP of finance and administration in 2001, he held several positions at OSU.  In 2013, McCambridge received the Honorary Alumni Award and the Distinguished Service Award, one of OSU’s highest honors. He was well-liked and respected by colleagues and friends. “We lost a remarkable individual,” said Kavinda Arthenayake, director of University Conference Services in the LaSells Stewart Center. Arthenayake knew McCambridge for more than 10 years. When they worked together, McCambridge was Arthenayake’s direct supervisor. 

McCambridge’s impact went beyond just the workplace. Arthenayake said McCambridge made an effort to know everyone as an individual and would reach out to people’s families. McCambridge developed a bond with Arthenayake’s 14-year-old daughter, Lauren, who met McCambridge when she was 6 years old. When Lauren discovered McCambridge had cancer, she started baking him cookies. One birthday, she baked McCambridge’s cake.
“This is how (McCambridge) touched the lives of other individuals,” Arthenayake said. Arthenayake spoke fondly of McCambridge, describing him as a mentor and the “most considerate individual he has ever met.”
Arthenayake said McCambridge built meaningful relationships and went beyond to help those around him succeed. Ray and McCambridge built a close friendship, and Ray said he helped shape several aspects of the university.
“Mark McCambridge was a very special friend of mine,” Ray said in a press release. “And he was a great friend of many, many people at Oregon State University, within higher education in Oregon and throughout the Corvallis community. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.”

McCambridge also helped the university achieve fourth place in the nation for use of renewable energy.  Brandon Trelstad, sustainability coordinator, worked with McCambridge on making the university a greener campus. Trelstad said McCambridge played a particular role in helping OSU achieve its recognizable status as a leader in sustainability.

McCambridge is survived by his wife, Betsy McCambridge ’74, his son, Mark McCambridge Jr., his daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Jason Hower, and his grandchildren, Patrick and Molly Hower.

submitted Apr. 22, 2014 8:53P
Loretta E. Cabacungan Silvagni

Loretta Edita Cabacungan Silvagni ’73 passed away on Jan. 15 at her home in Napa. Loretta was born in the San Antonio barrio of Narvacon Ilocos Sur in the Philippines in 1950, and moved to San Jose, Calif., when she was 5 years old. After graduating as the salutatorian of her class at Lincoln High School, she attended Santa Clara University, where she met her future husband, Steven Silvagni '73. They married and attended graduate school together at San Diego State University. Loretta and Steven moved to Napa together in 1978. She worked many different jobs as a licensed clinical social worker over the years, ranging from employment at the Napa State Hospital, having her own successful private therapy practice, teaching at Pacific Union College, and therapy and mentoring in Napa Valley Unified School District. She loved singing and participated in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Choir and the Napa Valley College Chorale. She was a fourth-degree black belt (Yodan) in jujitsu and provided many years of service to the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation as manager of examinations. As sensei of her own dojo, Napa Valley Jujitsu, she shared her love of the sport with her students who ranged in age from 5 and 6 to those in their 50s and 60s. In the last few years of her life, Loretta suffered from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) which slowly robbed her of the ability to do all of the activities she loved. But nothing about the disease changed the love she had for her family, which surrounded her until the end. She is survived by her beloved husband, Steven Silvagni; her mother, Angela Cabacungan; her daughters, Sarah DeFelice and Teresa Silvagni, and their husbands, Marcus DeFelice and Ryan Nuez; and her two grandsons, who loved taking rides on Nonna's chair  Marcus DeFelice, II, and Dominic Nuez. She is also survived by cousins in the Cabacugan and Raymundo families, as well as many other friends and relatives. 

submitted Apr. 18, 2013 8:05P
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